Members of Generation Z might still be in middle and high school, but they are already thinking about college. For its new report, Barnes & Noble surveyed Generation Zers, those who were born between the early 2000s to the present, for their thoughts on higher education. The students surveyed shared their thoughts on everything from how […]
Games in the classroom–is it a fad or is it here to stay? A recent report from Project Tomorrow, a global education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education, found that that in 2015, 48 percent of teachers used games as a part of instruction–up from 23 percent of teachers in […]
The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released the Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy, which tells agencies what they should consider when developing privacy programs to protect student data. Concerns about sharing students’ data include the potential use of data for marketing purposes, the selling of student profiles to vendors, the risk of […]
School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean administrators and tech staff aren’t hard at work upgrading technology infrastructure. K-12 schools are increasingly turning to the cloud to store, manage, and process data. However, cloud adoption is not without its hurdles and concerns. CDW-G recently released a new infographic, “K-12 Cloud Possibilities,” that highlights […]
Full-time virtual charter school students show weaker academic growth compared to students of traditional public schools. A new report calls for policy reform for full-time virtual charter schools to hold these schools accountable, and produce better results for their students. The report was released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the 50-State Campaign […]
Compared to other majors, STEM students are most likely to believe companies will recruit them directly out of college, and 73 percent feel they will receive a good job upon graduation. McGraw-Hill’s Education 2016 Workforce Readiness Survey released in June discovered “only 40 percent of college seniors feel their college experience has been very helpful […]
Earlier this week 16,000 educators converged on Denver for ISTE 2016, the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) annual conference. Attendees, presenters, and exhibitors took to Twitter to share what they were learning and announce new products by using #ISTE2016. Check out some of the top tweets from the conference.
Amazon announced at the International Society for Technology for Educators (ISTE 2016) on Monday the launch of Amazon Inspire, a free education resources platform for K-12 teachers to support digital learning in the classroom. The service provides educators access to thousands of free education resources from other teachers and educators, such as worksheets and lessons […]
In 2012, the Utah State Legislature recognized the importance of closing the academic achievement gap between wealthy students and those below the poverty line, and specifically wanted to find a way to close the gap before it even started. As a result, the Legislature passed a bill creating an early intervention program to help at-risk preschoolers. After looking at multiple programs and technologies, Utah selected UPSTART.